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Celestial Bodies

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
The infinite universe conceals many secrets, still beyond our knowledge and understanding. Check how much you know about the universe by playing this quiz.

Question 1:


Which of these most accurately describes the term, "Solar System?"
A system of one or more stars and non-stellar objects, connected in close gravitational association
A system of non-stellar objects orbiting a star
A system comprised of a star or group of stars
The planetary system which our Sun along with the nine planets and other non-stellar objects form

Question 2:


Contrary to this celestial body's true nature, the term "asteroid" means what according to its greek origins?
Cone-shaped
Star-like
Planet-like
Drifting freely

Question 3:


Where can an asteroid belt, a region of greatest concentration of orbiting asteroids, be found nearest to Earth?
Between Mars and Jupiter
Beyond Pluto
Between Jupiter and Saturn
Between Uranus and Neptune

Question 4:


Which of these is a celestial body, which produces the effect known as "shooting star?"
Asteroid
Another planet's satellite
Meteoroid
Comet

Question 5:


Hypergiants, the largest stars known to scientists, have a mass up to how many times that of the Sun?
10
30
2
100

Question 6:


Distances in the universe are enormous compared to those we are used to, so scientists use light years for measurement. Approximately how many miles does a light year represent?
Six billion miles
Six trillion miles
Six zillion miles
Six million miles

Question 7:


In astrophysics, which theorem defines what parameters black holes are characterized by?
"No-ghost theorem"
Brouwer's "Fixed point theorem"
"Hairy ball theorem"
"Black holes have no hair"

Question 8:


In astronomy, the term "binary star" refers to which of these?
A star emitting electromagnetic waves at two different frequencies
A system of two stars both orbiting around their centers of mass
A large star which has drawn smaller star to orbit
A star made up from both matter and antimatter

Question 9:


What celestial formations are considered to be the birthplaces of stars?
Galaxy cluster clouds
Nebulae
Galactic halos
Spiral galaxies

Question 10:


The discovery of cosmic object 2003 UB313 caused much stir in astronomers' circles. Its discoverers declared 2003 UB313 to be what?
The tenth planet in the Solar system
A planetary system with signs of intelligent life
A new galaxy
A possible black hole near the edge of the Solar system

 


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